President Obama Talks 'Obamacare' Changes Under Trump Administration

PHOTO: President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a news conference in Berlin, Nov. 17, 2016. PlayPablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
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President Barack Obama said today he would support Donald Trump's administration in changing "Obamacare" if it improved health care and insured more people.

"He says that he can improve on that system," Obama said of the president-elect in an interview with German television. "My view is if in fact he can provide the same amount of people with health care in a better way than I could, then I would support such efforts."

The comments came as Obama winds down a trip to Germany, where he has been asked about Trump's modifying or undoing many of Obama's signature achievements. The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," has been the subject of particular scrutiny, since congressional Republicans have been trying to repeal the law for years.

Trump and other top Republicans have pledged to repeal the sweeping health care law.

However, Trump said in an interview last week with The Wall Street Journal that there are popular provisions in the law that he would like to maintain, like protecting patients with existing conditions and allowing parents to keep their children on their plans until age 26.

“I like those very much,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

         
              
                     
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